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U.S. Influence in Latin America in the 1980s
U.S. Influence in Latin America in the 1980s
Edited by Robert Wesson
Praeger/Stanford: Hoover, 1982, 242 pp

Going behind the usual easy references to U.S. influence, the authors seek to analyze the concept itself, with emphasis on Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Central America, Cuba and Mexico. One conclusion: despite many negative elements, "the influence of the U.S. . . . especially its diffuse influence, economic and cultural more than political, remains very great." This is particularly true of the larger issues.